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Take Ivy the Video | Dartmouth Outing Club

Jan 7th, 2010 | Categories: ACL Films, Americana, Hunting & Fishing, Preppy | by Michael Williams

Well, it is actually Take Ivy meets Field & Stream magazine. This 1951 film on the Dartmouth Outing Club could be the ultimate ACL video (thanks to Beau for sending it my way). Camping, Hiking, Hunting, Fishing, Skiing and don’t forget the Winter Carnival. The Winter Carnival is a big party! — hundreds of girls, two dozen or more dances, Christmas lights on Main Street — it’s the social event of the year. The 11 minute Dartmouth recruiting film takes you on a journey of what it is like to be an Ivy League man, learning the ways of the outdoors. This video could be the purest manifestation of 1950s privileged Ivy League Americana meets Norman Rockwell. Enjoy!

Comments: 13

13 Comments to “Take Ivy the Video | Dartmouth Outing Club”

  1. James
    on Jan 7th, 2010
    @ 1:23 PM

    Great video—very Nick Adams. The DOC still runs strong, as do other outing clubs at other Liberal Arts schools in the North East. And Winter Carnival at schools like Middlebury (where I went) is still a big weekend.

    The DOC operates a lodge at Mt Moosilauke in New Hampshire’s White Mountains—I highly recommend going in the Fall.

    Again, nice post, ACL.

  2. Andrew
    on Jan 7th, 2010
    @ 2:25 PM

    ’06 represent!

    Winter Carnival is great. It’s a tough call on when Hanover looks better in the fall or winter. It’s worth the trip in any season.

  3. jfox
    on Jan 7th, 2010
    @ 2:35 PM

    modern, but related, there is a ski-card type program that benfits Dartmouth Children’s Hospital. good deals on the smaller NE mountains, + you get a free ticket too. http://www.rideandskine.com/ nothing to do with me but just fyi.

  4. Brett
    on Jan 7th, 2010
    @ 3:37 PM

    It’s like Sporting Life porn.

  5. adam harvey
    on Jan 7th, 2010
    @ 5:01 PM

    Forget Liberal Arts! in the Outing Club a man can learn everything he needs to truly live the good life.

  6. TJ
    on Jan 7th, 2010
    @ 6:15 PM

    I’m an ’88 grad who had participated in most of what was being featured in the film, sans the wood chopping fests. I wish I had worn what all those 50′s dudes were wearing.

  7. Isaac Buie
    on Jan 7th, 2010
    @ 9:39 PM

    Reminds me of my scouting days actually, brilliant work!

  8. chaz
    on Jan 8th, 2010
    @ 12:05 PM

    Favorite ACL post in awhile! Wish there were better on campus daylight shots, but rad nonetheless.

  9. Tom
    on Jan 9th, 2010
    @ 2:28 AM

    Archival Clothing’s take on the matter: http://www.archivalclothing.com/2009/09/shopping-from-dartmouth-outing-club.html

  10. Charles Bixx
    on Jan 10th, 2010
    @ 11:10 AM

    Brilliant. Thank you. It is nice to see academically ‘smart’ men who are also athletic. Is it just me or was the icing on the cake seeing participants in khaki? Simple tools, lots of fun, casual classic clothes. No fancy tents, or “breathable” clothing needed. Great. Thank you. Too bad that some intellectuals look down on sports and athletics. Three cheers for the scholar/athlete.

  11. Ben Bowers
    on Jan 11th, 2010
    @ 3:49 PM

    It’s funny, but my dad actually talked about this video during his college evaluation process. Growing up in Billings MT, he has very clear memories of how amazing Dartmouth looked after watching this in his high school gym. Apparently his stereotypically gruff gym teacher ripped him out of class to watch it along with a few other students since the Dartmouth recruiters were around for a short while before heading to…well who knows where. He ended up choosing a competing school in the league, but I’ve always been curious to see this for myself. Awesome find overall.

  12. Tony Oliver
    on Jan 12th, 2010
    @ 10:17 AM

    The way life should be!

  13. Chris '10
    on Jan 13th, 2010
    @ 12:22 AM

    This is great. Ross Mckenny is amazing.

    I get to do the woodchopping as I am on the woodsmen team here. Did a DOC trip my freshman year, and this summer did trail work on the parts of the AT Dartmouth maintains.